Day Trip: Lafayette, LA

My family decided to take a day trip to Lafayette to visit my little brother. It’s about a two hour drive from New Orleans.  I have never really spent any time there, so even though we were pretty close to home, it felt like an adventure.

FOOD: POP'S POBOYS

740 Jefferson st, Lafayette, LA 70501

My little brother said he liked a place called Pop’s Poboys, so we went there.  It’s in the city’s downtown area, which is quaint and slightly charming. It reminded me of a downtown area from an old black and white movie.  Pop’s sat right on the corner and had a pretty substantial line, though it was early in the afternoon on a Saturday.  My mom got the oyster poboy and I got the roast beef so that we could taste both.  The oyster was my favorite.  I also should say that I eat my poboys (and any other sandwiches) plain, just bread with a little butter and the meat.  My mom got her mayo and other dressings on the side.  The roast beef was ok. I am not a fan of the debris style roast beef, so I wouldn’t order that one again.  We had a huge serving of fries that we split.  I am not a big cold drink person, but I do love a cream soda. So I was really excited when I saw praline cream soda in the cooler.  The praline flavor was a little too strong for me, but I liked it in theory. I would definitely drop by this spot again for the oyster poboy next time we are in town.

SIGHTSEEING: UL RAGIN CAJUNS CYPRESS LAKE

I wanted to see the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL). I really was surprised at how pretty the campus was.  We got out at the lake hoping to see an alligator. I only saw a squirrel and a bird.  It was still much more impressive to the eyes than I ever thought it would be.  I have loved moss since my dad and I used to pull it off trees in City Park, so I had to touch it just for old times’ sake.